Farmers Protest: ‘We will not vacate the site’ says BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait

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Updated: January 29, 2021 12:55:49 pm

Farmers Protest 2020, Indian Farmers Protest: Currently, massive police deployment has been made near the Ghazipur protest site. The protesters have been camping at three different locations, Ghazipur, Singhu border, and Tikri border. Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait is sitting at the Ghazipur border.

Farmers Protest Live, Indian Farmers Protest Live UpdatesThe agitating farmers at Ghazipur site. (PTI)

Indian Farmers Protest: The Ghaziabad administration has asked the protesting farmers to vacate the Ghazipur protest site by tonight, according to The Indian Express. This comes just two days after a section of protestors indulged in violence during a tractor rally on Republic Day. Currently, massive police deployment has been made near the Ghazipur protest site. The protesters have been camping at three different locations, Ghazipur, Singhu border, and Tikri border. Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Rakesh Tikait is sitting at the Ghazipur border.

When asked about the Ghaziabad administration’s order of vacating the site, Rakesh Tikait said: “Let them (police) come here.” Addressing the crowd there, Tikait said that their protest will continue. So far, four farmer unions have pulled out of protests over the violence that shocked the nation on Tuesday.

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The Delhi police have booked over 30 farm leaders for inciting violence during the tractor rally on January 26. Among the prominent leaders are Rakesh Tikait, Yogendra Yadav, and Darshan Pal. While the police suspect the role of union leaders in the violence that ensued on Republic Day, farmers accuse the government and police of conspiring to defame a “peaceful movement”.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police served notices to farmer leaders named in FIR seeking their reply within three days. The leaders named in the FIR will also have their passports seized, Delhi Police officials said.

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    "A preliminary assessment suggests there was a pre-conceived and well coordinated plan to break the agreement reached between Delhi Police and the leaders of farmers organisations, to indulge in violent confrontation with the security forces, to breach the sanctity of iconic and historical structures and monuments and to create an international embarrassment for the government on the occasion of the Republic Day," the police said in a statement. (PTI)

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    Rakesh Tikait broke down at the protest site and said he won't vacate the site.     

    18:54 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Security deployment up at Ghazipur site

    A massive security deployment has been made at Ghazipur protests site. The Ghazaibad administration has asked the protesting farmers to vacate the protest site by tonight. On both sides of the road, a massive police deployment has been. For now, Rakesh Tikait is saying that neither he nor the other protesters will leave the site.  

    18:51 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Rakesh Tikait calls more villagers to join proests

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    18:47 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Massive drama at Ghazipur border

    High drama is being witnessed with Rakesjh Tikait refusing to vacate the sit. He says he was ready to surrender but he was betrayed by the authority and the BJP. He claims that the authorities were conspiring to throw the farmers from the site. He also claims that the BJP leaders were there to target farmers. He has now dared the authrorities the remove him if it can. 

    18:41 (IST)28 Jan 2021
    Won't move from the site, Rakesh Tikait dares administration

    Rakesh Tikait says he will not vacate the protest site at Ghazipur. He claims BJP leaders are is planning to beat farmers on their way.

    18:37 (IST)28 Jan 2021
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